Giving Praise

Credit and praise are tossed around quite a bit; people thank their teachers, parents, coaches… and “the Academy.”  People often thank others for something they have said or done; all of this is a good thing.

Usually missing from the lists of those who are thanked and praised is the name of the One from whom all good things and blessings come.

God is the source of our blessings, for He has blessed us in so many ways; even in ways we might not know about.  No one deserves our praise more; let’s give Him praise this week!

Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord
    who minister by night in the house of the Lord.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary 
    and praise the Lord.

May the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth,
    bless you from Zion.

I hope that all of us will pause this week to recall all that He has done for us, all of the ways that He has blessed us, all of the things that we have to be thankful for, and give Him thanks and praise.  No, there is nothing special about this week; it’s just a week like any other, and that makes it the perfect time to think about these things, for being blessed by our God is not any unusual event; it happens every day of the year.  Thus, it seems like giving our thanks and singing His praise is something that is due on any and every given day.

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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7 Responses to Giving Praise

  1. realchange4u says:

    Yes Lord we praise thee for your steadfast love and for your tender mercies. For your spirit that reveals the truth to us and gives us words to which we can praise you with. We praise you for your voice that we can hear and for the urgency in our hearts to come when you call. We praise you for the burden we have for the lost world and for the attributes that we have that are like you. We praise you lord for the work that you are doing in us that it would be perfected . God we praise you for we have need of you everyday all the time. We praise you Lord for you have caused us to praise you. Jesus we thank you for sending you Holy Spirit and for the work you have done on the cross for us and for the continued work you do through us to reach the world with your truth. Don this is a much needed desire in the hearts of all mankind. God exist in our praises. Thank you for being obedient in posting this reminder.

    Much love Tom

  2. Liz says:

    As I go through my day I am ever thankful for all the Lord shows and gives to me. It is a continuous part of my breath prayer. It does not matter how small or how insignificant it may seem at the time. If God took the time to put it in my path then it is praiseworthy. Praise Him for all He gives you!

  3. Mike B. says:

    The best suggestion I have read today!

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